The 26 recipients of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation with additional support from the New York Community Trust.
"We are proud to be able to offer this recognition and support to disabled dance workers and the activities they have undertaken over the course of the pandemic," said Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, executive director of Dance/NYC. "It was with great pleasure that we were able to exceed our anticipated funding levels for this program, providing a greater number of awards and increased grant amounts, particularly as we know there is a general lack of funding for disabled artists. We have seen a tenacious commitment by the fellows to engage with and bolster the disabled dance community while using their wide-ranging perspectives to advocate for social justice, and Dance/NYC is excited to support this most important work."
The recipients of the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program, who will each receive one-time awards of $1,000-$2,000, are:
Christine Krishna Washburn
Ogemdi Akunna Ude
Sidiki S. Conde
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